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Hoppy Feet - Clown Shoes

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very good

1,310 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,310
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 74
Gots: 188 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jlindros on 12-26-2009

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of light dry roasted malt notes with semi bitter hops profile. Taste is also a mix between some roasted malt notes with dry notes and some medium bitter hops flavours. Body is a bit light with good carbonation. Not bad though hops flavours could have been more upfront.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kadonny
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap at TJs in Paoli. Clown Shoes lands in PA!

A: A dark brownish color that is not quite black. A light brown head sits atop the glass and produces nice lacing.

S: Roasted smells mixed with some caramel sweetness and a dose of earthy piney hops. I like it.

T: Dark roasted flavors jump out with dark chocolate and some coffee. The roasted flavors get mixed with the caramel and toffee sweetness that is quickly overcome by the huge pine and earthy hops. Finish is bitter with hops and some of the roastiness sticking around. Nice beer and more of a Black IPA if you ask me.

M: Nice, full, coating, prickly and a hint of alcohol.

O: My first try of their beers and I really liked this one. A prototypical black IPA with the roasted flavors and the massive hops. Nice.

I really liked this beer and I eagerly await more from them. TJs has a bunch of other stuff on the upcoming tap list so I'll be trying more. Glad they arrived!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Blue Dog

Very dark red with some brown and black mixed in as well, looks kinda sludgy. Ring around the glass. Semi slight dots of lace, nothing extraordinary. Smell is piney, grapefruit that's sharp, semi boozy even with the low ABV, malts are in the forefront. Taste is a black IPA alright, sharp taste of grapefruit and oily hops, resinous. Some malt in the back, not terribly complex. Medium bodied, highly carbed, kinda prickly on the tounge there, bitterness is noted. I kinda liked this stuff, it did not blow me away, but I will look for it again, maybe.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jsanford
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass

A - Pours dark black with a creamy mocha-colored head that settles to a solid cap.
S - Pleasant aromas of grapefruit and pine resin hops with a roasty malt backbone of coffee and chocolate cake.
T - Similar to the nose, nicely balanced between the bitterness of the pine resin/grapefruit hops and the espresso/dark chocolate malt. Finish is long-lasting and bitter, and the 7% ABV is hidden nicely.
M - Smooth and quite creamy, with a touch-over-medium body and good carbonation.
O - Another great Black IPA from Clown Shoes (I had previously had the Hoppy Feet 1.5, which was also good).

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cfergusn
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice head formation on glass, slightly dark, but can still be looked thru.

S: Malted roast with mocha and a hint of grapefruit I belive.

T: Slight bitter taste, but balanced out with espresso like start. I thought of a stout, but tapered off as I continued.

M: Defnately a creamy feel, some strong points, but not as overpowering or dull.

O: Decent beer from a brewery that has earned my respect. This is for those that would like to have a stout like beer, without the stoutness.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of beeragent
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.

A - pours a dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Thick mocha head with heavy rings of lace on the glass.

S - mocha and roasted malts. Not as much hop presence in the nose as expected but still present.

T - roasted malts and espresso coat the palate. Hop bitterness in the finish Is strong but not as sharp as expected. Tastes more like a stout initially, then balances out to the more familiar black ale flavor profile. Hops become stronger as the beer warms, creating a more balanced flavor.

M - medium bodied with great carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a slight hop sharpness in the finish.

O - This beer is much better if allowed to warm a bit. Great flavor, body, and aroma. Well balanced. Recommended!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, dated 11/2011. Pours a slick black, with a huge 3 inch tan head that slowly settles into patch bubbles, lacing everywhere. Smell is chocolate, citrus, and pine. Taste is even more aggressive, hops and dark chocolate dominate the flavor. Body is big for the ABV, moderate carbonation, a little dry, and easy drinking. This is a great beer and one of the best examples of the style I have had.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hoppy Feet from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,310 ratings.